Poster Wang Jie and Peter Oundjian
Wang Jie (right) with conductor Peter Oundjian
Courtesy of Wang Jie
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Wang Jie

As an avid rock climber, Composer Wang wrote a new piece inspired by a 12th-century poem about a mountain...and an adventurous climb in Colorado. Join us today to hear the story and the music: Flying on the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains by Wang Jie.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joseph Haydn: Concerto in D Major for Cello and Orchestra: Movement 3 Allegro
Yo-Yo Ma, cello | English Chamber Orchestra | Jose Luis Garcia, conductor
Album: NPR Milestones of the Millennium
Sony 61700

Joan Tower: Made in America
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic | Manuel Lopez Gomez, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Anne Nelson calling from Portland, Maine

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 25 in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Borromeo String Quartet
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major BWV 1010: Movement 1 Prelude
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Album: Bach: Cello Suites, BWVV 1007 - 1012
PentaTone Records 518675

Wang Jie: Flying on the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains
Colorado Music Festival Orchestra | Peter Oundjian, conductor
Colorado Music Festival, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO

Rodolphe Kreutzer, Nicolas Charles Bochsa: Nocturne for violin & harp in B-flat, Op. 59 No. 4
Guillaume Sutre, violin | Kyunghee Kim-Sutre, harp
Round Top Music Festival, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost"
Phillippe Quint, violin | Alisa Weilerstein, cello | Inon Barnatan, piano
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO

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